|Stuttgart:||Gregor Kobel, Marc Kempf (Pascal Stenzel, min.76), Konstantinos Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Silas Wamangituka (Tanguy Coulibaly, min.86), Wataru Endo, Orel Mangala, Borna Sosa, Philipp Forster (Daniel Didavi, min.62), Sasa Kalajdzic (Hamadi Al Ghaddioui, min.86) and Gonzalo Castro (Philipp Klement, min.62)|
|Schalke:||Michael Langer, Timo Becker, Shkodran Mustafi, Malick Thiaw, Sead Kolasinac, William (Alessandro Schopf, min.56), Benjamin Stambouli (Bastian Oczipka, min.84), Suat Serdar, Omar Mascarell (Nabil Bentaleb, min.57), Amine Harit and Matthew Hoppe (Benito Raman, min.73)|
|Stadium:||the Mercedes Benz Arena|
|Goals:||Wataru Endo (1-0, min. 10), Wataru Endo (2-0, min. 26), Sasa Kalajdzic (3-0, min. 34), Sead Kolasinac (3-1, min. 40), Philipp Klement (4-1, min. 88) and Daniel Didavi (5-1, min. 90)|
Stuttgart strolled past Schalke with a 5-1 win on Saturday at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Stuttgart were looking to pick up points, following a 1-0 victory against Cologne. Schalke were beaten 4-0 in the previous match against Borussia Dortmund. At the moment, Stuttgart and Schalke are 9th, (32 points) and 18th, (9 points), in the table respectively, after 23 matches.
Stuttgart started strong and were rewarded, with Wataru Endo opening the rout in minute 10. Later, Stuttgart scored again thanks to a new goal from Wataru Endo, scoring his second goal, 26 minutes in to establish the 2-0. Later, Stuttgart scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Sasa Kalajdzic to make it 3-0. Schalke pull-back thanks to a goal from Sead Kolasinac in the 40th minute just before half-time to establish the 3-1, thereby seeing the first half to a 3-1.
Stuttgart continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, with a goal from Philipp Klement in the 88th minute. Later, Stuttgart scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Daniel Didavi in the 90th minute just before the final whistle, which sealed the victory for Stuttgart.
For Stuttgart, Daniel Didavi, Philipp Klement, Pascal Stenzel, Tanguy Coulibaly and Hamadi Al Ghaddioui came on for William, Omar Mascarell, Matthew Hoppe and Benjamin Stambouli, while Schalke replaced Alessandro Schopf, Nabil Bentaleb, Benito Raman and Bastian Oczipka with William, Omar Mascarell, Matthew Hoppe and Benjamin Stambouli.
There were bookings for Gonzalo Castro and Wataru Endo from Stuttgart and Timo Becker, Malick Thiaw and Nabil Bentaleb for Schalke.